Doing Great Work

by Stephen Mills on February 27, 2010

I was reading Zen Habits this morning and it contained this quote by Steve Jobs:

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

I really liked that quote so I thought I would share it with you.

The article is called Kill Busywork: The One Skill to Focus On What Matters and I thought it was a worthwhile read.  It is written by Michael Bungay Stanier of Box of Crayons and looks to be part of a promotion of his book Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters. I have not yet read the book, but it does look interesting and I plan to get it.

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Michael February 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

Stephen – glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for the note.


Melipone Moody March 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

That’s not new. Brian Kernighan said it better before him:
“Do what you think is interesting, do something that you think is fun and worthwhile, because otherwise you won’t do it well anyway. “


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